BioInformatics - A unique experience at UNO
Bioinformatics is an exciting and rapidly growing field that uses computer technology and information science to study biological information and structures. Specifically, it is the science of developing computer databases and algorithms to facilitate and expedite biological research, particularly in genomics.
There is an immense and growing need for scientists and managers in the field of bioinformatics, especially by the emerging and established biotechnology companies that are taking advantage of the DNA sequence of the human genome. The data provided by the Human Genome Project has required an increase in tools needed by researchers to analyze and document data in areas like functional genetics and structural biology. Further research will lead researchers to gain insight into understanding disease processes and creating novel treatment strategies. A degree in bioinformatics would prepare a student to be a vital part in one of these areas.